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John Overend

John Overend

Job

Joint managing director

Company

OPera Media

Work Telephone

+44 (0)203 037 7013

Address

Fitzroy House, 11 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EY

E-mail

john.overend@operamedia.net

Career highlights

Too many to mention.

Favourite TV programme

Mad Men.

Newspaper

Financial Times.

Magazine

The Economist.

Website

Advfn.

Favourite recent marketing campaign

Cadbury's \"eyebrows\".

Favourite brand

Sainsbury's. Fond memories as a child – it was full of goodies!

What’s your concession to the recession?

Vintage Champagne – fortunately the recession is technically over now in France!

Who would play you in a movie?

Cary Grant.

Party trick

Falling asleep – again got two young children.

Hobbies

None at the moment instead I have two young children.

What gadget do you think should be invented?

TV.

You’ve got one last Tweet before you die. What do you Tweet?

\"You reap what you sow!\"

Lowdown

One half of the OPera management team alongside Marc Bignell, Overend is a considered and reasonable figure in the volatile world of broadcast negotiations. He's increasingly important to Omnicom Media Group as OPera begins to pull its weight in pitches.

Born

14 May 1963 Watford.


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